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Turkey Fails to Reach Ceasefire for Idlib, U.S. Threatens Punitive Strikes While Reinforcing Eastern Syria, Basra Protests Shake Up Iraqi Government Again

The Assad regime is bombarding one of the rebels’ last strongholds, the United States has committed to an open-ended deployment, and no one knows who Iraq’s next prime minister will be.

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Assad Regime Prepares for Idlib Offensive, U.S. Cuts Support for Palestinian Refugees, and Iraqi Factions Jockey to Form a Government

The Syrian regime is readying an assault on one of the rebels’ last enclaves, the Trump administration slashes its remaining funding to the Palestinian refugee agency, and two parliamentary coalitions battle for control of the Iraqi government.

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Document: Iran Files International Court of Justice Complaint Against U.S.

On Tuesday, Iran filed a complaint against the U.S. before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), seeking to enjoin the reinstatement of U.S. nuclear sanctions following President Trump's withdrawal from the JCPOA.  The press release announcing the complaint is below. On Tuesday, Iran filed a complaint against the U.S. before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), in which Iran seeks to enjoin the reinstatement of U.S. nuclear sanctions following President Trump's withdrawal from the JCPOA.  The press release announcing the complaint is below. 

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